Korean Basketball League

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Korean Basketball League (KBL)
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019–20 KBL season
Korean Basketball League logo.png
KBL logo
SportBasketball
Founded1997
Inaugural season1997
No. of teams10
CountrySouth Korea
ContinentFIBA Asia (Asia)
Most recent
champion(s)
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus
(7th title)
Most titlesUlsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus
(7 titles)
Level on pyramid1
Official websiteKBL

The Korean Basketball League (Korean: 한국프로농구), often abbreviated as KBL, is the pre-eminent professional men's basketball league in South Korea. Its inaugural season was in 1997. The season starts in October and ends in April the following year. The KBL consists of ten teams. Each team plays 54 games (27 home games and 27 away games). Each team is allowed to have two foreign players. Foreign players in the league are almost always either a forward or center.

Current clubs[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity Founded Joined
Anyang KGC Anyang Anyang Gymnasium 6,690 1992 1997
Busan KT Sonicboom Busan Sajik Arena 14,099 1997
Changwon LG Sakers Changwon Changwon Gymnasium 6,000 1994 1997
Goyang Orion Orions Goyang Goyang Gymnasium 6,216 1995 1997
Incheon Electroland Elephants Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium 7,220 1994 1997
Jeonju KCC Egis Jeonju Jeonju Gymnasium 4,730 1977 1997
Seoul Samsung Thunders Seoul Jamsil Arena 11,069 1978 1997
Seoul SK Knights Seoul Jamsil Students' Gymnasium 6,229 1997
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium 5,831 1986 1997
Wonju DB Promy Wonju Wonju Gymnasium 4,600 1996 1997

Results[edit]

Finals[edit]

Year Champions Result Runners-up Playoffs MVP
1997 Busan Kia Enterprise 4–1 Wonju Naray Blue Bird Kang Dong-hee (Kia)
1997–98 Daejeon Hyundai Dynat 4–3 Busan Kia Enterprise Hur Jae (Kia)
1998–99 Daejeon Hyundai Dynat 4–1 Busan Kia Enterprise Cho Sung-won (Hyundai)
1999–2000 Cheongju SK Knights 4–2 Daejeon Hyundai Gullivers Seo Jang-hoon (SK)
2000–01 Suwon Samsung Thunders 4–1 Changwon LG Sakers Joo Hee-jung (Samsung)
2001–02 Daegu Tongyang Orions 4–3 Seoul SK Knights Marcus Hicks (Tongyang)
2002–03 Wonju TG Xers 4–2 Daegu Tongyang Orions David Jackson (TG)
2003–04 Jeonju KCC Egis 4–3 Wonju TG Sambo Xers Lee Sang-min (KCC)
2004–05 Wonju TG Sambo Xers 4–2 Jeonju KCC Egis Kim Joo-sung (TG Sambo)
2005–06 Seoul Samsung Thunders 4–0 Ulsan Mobis Phoebus Kang Hyuk (Samsung)
2006–07 Ulsan Mobis Phoebus 4–3 Busan KTF Magic Wings Yang Dong-geun (Mobis)
2007–08 Wonju Dongbu Promy 4–1 Seoul Samsung Thunders Kim Joo-sung (Dongbu)
2008–09 Jeonju KCC Egis 4–3 Seoul Samsung Thunders Choo Seung-kyun (KCC)
2009–10 Ulsan Mobis Phoebus 4–2 Jeonju KCC Egis Ham Ji-hoon (Mobis)
2010–11 Jeonju KCC Egis 4–2 Wonju Dongbu Promy Ha Seung-jin (KCC)
2011–12 Anyang KGC 4–2 Wonju Dongbu Promy Oh Se-keun (KGC)
2012–13 Ulsan Mobis Phoebus 4–0 Seoul SK Knights Yang Dong-geun (Mobis)
2013–14 Ulsan Mobis Phoebus 4–2 Changwon LG Sakers Moon Tae-young (Mobis)
2014–15 Ulsan Mobis Phoebus 4–0 Wonju Dongbu Promy Yang Dong-geun (Mobis)
2015–16 Goyang Orion Orions 4–2 Jeonju KCC Egis Lee Seung-hyun (Orion)
2016–17 Anyang KGC 4–2 Seoul Samsung Thunders Oh Se-keun (KGC)
2017–18 Seoul SK Knights 4–2 Wonju DB Promy Terrico White (SK)
2018–19 Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus 4–1 Incheon Electroland Elephants Lee Dae-seong (Mobis)

Titles by club[edit]

Club Titles Runners-up Winning Seasons Runner-up Seasons
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus
7
3
1997, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2018–19 1997–98, 1998–99, 2005–06
Jeonju KCC Egis
5
4
1997–98, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2008–09, 2010–11 1999–2000, 2004–05, 2009–10, 2015–16
Wonju DB Promy
3
6
2002–03, 2004–05, 2007–08 1997, 2003–04, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2017–18
Seoul Samsung Thunders
2
3
2000–01, 2005–06 2007–08, 2008–09, 2016–17
Seoul SK Knights
2
2
1999–2000, 2017–18 2001–02, 2012–13
Goyang Orion Orions
2
1
2001–02, 2015–16 2002–03
Anyang KGC
2
0
2011–12, 2016–17
Changwon LG Sakers
0
2
2000–01, 2013–14
Busan KT Sonicboom
0
1
2006–07
Incheon Electroland Elephants
0
1
2018–19

Prize money[edit]

  • Champions (Finals winners)
    • KRW 100,000,000 + Trophy (1997–present)
  • Runners-up (Finals losers)
    • KRW 50,000,000 (1997–present)
  • Regular Season 1st place
    • KRW 50,000,000 + Trophy (1997–2005)
    • KRW 100,000,000 + Trophy (2005–present)
  • Regular Season 2nd place
    • KRW 30,000,000 (1997–2005)
    • KRW 50,000,000 (2005–present)
  • Regular Season 3rd place
    • KRW 20,000,000 (1997–2005)
    • KRW 30,000,000 (2005–present)

Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Team Points per game
1997 United States Carl Ray Harris Wonju Naray Blue Bird 32.3[1]
1997–98 United States Larry Davis Anyang SBS Stars 30.6[2]
1998–99 United States Bernard Blunt Changwon LG Sakers 29.9[3]
1999–2000 United States Eric Eberz Gwangju Goldbank Clickers 27.7[4]
2000–01 United States Dennis Edwards Anyang SBS Stars 33.4[5]
2001–02 United States Eric Eberz (2) Yeosu Korea Tender Prumi 28.3[4]
2002–03 United States Virgin IslandsSaint Vincent and the Grenadines Leon Trimmingham Seoul SK Knights 27.4[6]
2003–04 CameroonCanada Charles Minlend Jeonju KCC Egis 27.1[7]
2004–05 United States Nate Johnson Daegu Orions 28.7[8]
2005–06 United States Dontae' Jones Anyang KT&G Kites 29.2[9]
2006–07 United States Pete Mickeal Daegu Orions 35.1[10]
2007–08 United States Terrence Shannon Incheon ET Land Black Slamer 27.2[11]
2008–09 United States Terrence Leather Seoul Samsung Thunders 27.5[12]
2009–10 United States Greg Stevenson Changwon LG Sakers 21.9[13]
2010–11 United States Aaron Haynes Seoul Samsung Thunders 23.1[14]
2011–12 United States Aaron Haynes (2) Changwon LG Sakers 27.6[14]
2012–13 United States Jasper Johnson Busan KT Sonicboom 19.7[15]
2013–14 United States Tyler Wilkerson Jeonju KCC Egis 21.5[16]
2014–15 United States Davon Jefferson Changwon LG Sakers 21.3[17]
2015–16 United States Andre Emmett Jeonju KCC Egis 26.2[18]
2016–17 United States Andre Emmett (2) Jeonju KCC Egis 28.8[19]
2017–18 United States David Simon Anyang KGC 26.1[20]
2018–19 United States James Mays Changwon LG Sakers 26.6[21]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Laray Davis". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Bernard Blunt". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Eric Eberz". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Dennis Edwards". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Leon Trimmingham". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Charles Minlend". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  8. ^ "Nathanel Johnson". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "Dantae Jones". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "Fenton Mickeal". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  11. ^ "Terrence Shannon". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Terrence Leather". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  13. ^ "Gregory Stevenson". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Aaron Haynes". worldhoopstats.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
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  16. ^ "KBL 2013-2014". asia-basket.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  17. ^ "KBL 2014-2015". asia-basket.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  18. ^ "KBL 2015-2016". asia-basket.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  19. ^ "KBL 2016-2017". asia-basket.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  20. ^ "KBL 2017-2018". asia-basket.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  21. ^ "KBL 2018-2019". asia-basket.com. Retrieved November 18, 2019.

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